Our community event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the marine life conservation district was a huge success! It was a beautiful day filled with friends and smiles, sharing and education. Mahalo nui loa to the National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota for making this event possible.
We would like to send a big mahalo to our participating partners: Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation/Plastic Free Hawaii, Monk Seal Foundation, Malama Na Honu, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Waimea Valley Cultural and Botanical, North Shore Lifeguard Association, DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources/Makai Watch, and the City and County Parks and Recreation.
We would also like to say mahalo to Brother Noland and Jeff Cicatko for playing such awesome music for everyone…we discovered it was the first time there was a live concert at Sharks Cove!
Another mahalo goes out to Chet Naylor of Sharks Cove Grill for providing the delicious lunches.
A giant mahalo goes out to all our amazing volunteers – we would not be able to do the work we do without them. They are, Jimmy Avila, Jim Peerson, Jim and Laura Parsons, Palakiko Yagodich, Brett Barnard, Michael Bullocks, Bill Quinlan, Shari Johnson, Colette Coty, Anne Rosinski, Jarom Au, Sophia Bartlow, Austin Ladia, Alexandra Athans, Karah Kuewa, and Aja Jacobsen.
We would like to acknowledge Da Hui and Brigham Young University for helping us to remove 303 pounds of rubbish from Sharks Cove and Three Tables…that was incredible!
Finally, we would like to thank our energetic Board of Directors, Staff, Consultants, Advisory Council Members and Donors. Mahalo nui loa!